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Crataegus texana (Texas hawthorn)
Cox, Paul

Crataegus texana

Crataegus texana Buckley

Texas Hawthorn

Rosaceae (Rose Family)


USDA Symbol: crte2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Fruit Type: Pome
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.
Flower: Stamens 20.
Fruit: Red

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr


Native Distribution: Coastal Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Rich bottomlands.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Crataegus texana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crataegus texana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crataegus texana


Record Modified: 2023-05-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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